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High Food Insecurity for Children with Special Healthcare Needs

A new study conducted by researchers at Boston Medical Center (BMC) has found that low-income families with children that have special healthcare needs have a …

The Biggest Contribution of Parenting to Humanity

The definition of humanity is the state of being human; more specifically, of being kind to others. When we think of humanity, we think of …

Encouraging Independence in Your Toddler

Whether you are a first-time parent or a more experienced one, the toddler years are sure to be a time of excitement. Those helpless baby …

Giving Your Teen Space

  Raising a teenager is difficult for the best of parents, just as being a teenager is difficult for all teens, regardless of how easy …

What Parents Need to Know About OCD in Children

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that causes severe discomfort for sufferers. Persistent, unwanted images, thoughts and images take over, causing a considerable amount …

Tooth Fairy Fun: Helping Your Kids Learn About Oral Hygiene

The first incarnation of the modern Tooth Fairy can be traced back to a Chicago Daily Tribune article dating back to 1908, though the actual …

5 Tips to Save Your Toddler’s Words Forever

If you have a young child, you’ll probably be recording their changing looks and developments with your camera. But what about their words? Kids often …

Moving On: Your 5-Year-Old’s Development

Your child has started school, and though they’ll be learning about themselves and the world around them in class, you still have a critical role …

Moving Onwards: Your Three-Year-Old’s Development

One of the greatest joys as a parent is watching your child learn and develop, but how do you know if she’s on track and …

Discussing Sex with Your Teenage Son

Though talking about sex with your children can be awkward, don’t avoid it. Even if your teenager already knows about sex, you still need to …

Encouraging Your Child’s Socio-Dramatic Play

It’s great watching children play; they seem to have limitless imaginations when it comes to amusing themselves. Research has identified several types of play that …

4 Easy Ways Parents and Teachers Can Get Boys to Read

The number of boys who are proficient readers is significantly lower than it is for girls. This should be a matter of grave concern to both …

Raising Your Teen’s Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is a tricky beast for teenagers, especially with the roller-coaster of emotions roiling through them. Some days they might feel on top of the …

Speech & Language Goals in Preschool

It is the preschool years when children’s language abilities really take off. By the age of 5, while your preschooler won’t be able to engage …

Lessons Children Learn from Playing Team Sports

Studies have shown that when children get involved in team sports, their overall educational experience is greatly improved. But what about the child that isn’t …

Eight Ways to Encourage Self-Motivation in Your Child

Self-motivation is a trait that is often underrated. It’s more than just getting out of bed in the morning; it can have a huge impact …